New Fund

Pres. Pedro Pires expands legacy to all of Africa

June 27, 2018

Pedro Pires played a key role in ending the colonial rule of Cabo Verde, was chosen as its first head of government in 1975, and later served two terms as the country’s President. He received the Ibrahim Prize in 2011, and established the Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership. U.S. donors can support his efforts to train young leaders and consolidate the process of development of Cabo Verde and Africa through its new American friends fund.